Addressing the present and future needs of older Idahoans

341 W. Washington
Boise, Idaho 83702
Phone: (208) 334-3833
or 1-800-926-2588

Adult Protection

Adult Protection programs provide for the safety and protection of vulnerable adults that are, or are suspected to be, victims of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation by:

  • Receiving reports of abuse, neglect, self-neglect or exploitation;

  • Investigating allegations and conducting an assessment; and

  • Offering referral to and arranging for provision of emergency or supportive services to reduce or eliminate risk of harm.

Abuse means the intentional or negligent infliction of physical pain, injury or mental injury.

Neglect means failure of a caretaker to provide food, clothing, shelter or medical care reasonably necessary to sustain the life and health of a vulnerable adult, or the failure of a vulnerable adult to provide those services for themselves.

Exploitation means an action which may include, but is not limited to, the unjust or improper use of a vulnerable adult's financial power of attorney, funds, property, or resources by another person for profit or advantage.

Vulnerable Adult is a person 18 years or older who is unable to protect himself from abuse, neglect or exploitation due to physical or mental impairment which affects the personís judgment or behavior to the extent that he lacks sufficient understanding or capacity to make or communicate or implement decisions regarding his person.

Contact Information

For Adult Protection Emergencies Call 911.

If you suspect that a vulnerable adult is being abused contact the area agency closest to the alleged victim.

Area Agency on Aging - Area I (Coeur D'Alene) Benewah, Bonner, Boundary, Kootenai, Shoshone

208-667-3179 or 1-800-786-5536

Area Agency on Aging - Area II (Lewiston) Clearwater, Idaho, Latah, Lewis, Nez Perce

208-743-5580 or 1-800-877-3206

Area Agency on Aging - Area III (Boise) Ada, Adams, Boise, Canyon, Elmore, Gem, Owyhee, Payette, Valley, Washington

208-332-1745 or 1-844-689-7562

Area Agency on Aging - Area IV (Twin Falls) Blaine, Camas, Cassia, Gooding, Jerome, Lincoln, Minidoka, Twin Falls

208-736-2122 or 1-800-574-8656

Area Agency on Aging - Area V (Pocatello) Bannock, Bear Lake, Bingham, Caribou, Franklin, Oneida, Power

208-233-4032 or 1-800-526-8129

Area Agency on Aging - Area VI (Idaho Falls) Bonneville, Butte, Clark, Custer, Fremont, Jefferson, Lemhi, Madison, Teton

208-522-5391 or 1-800-632-4813

State Adult Protection contact:

Deedra Hunt

Additional Resources